Alaska DOT: Calvin Klein billboard in Fairbanks is illegal, going to be removed

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Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 5:48 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Calvin Klein billboard placed on the Richardson Highway just outside of Fairbanks is illegal according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.

The billboard features Quannah Chasinghorse Potts, an Alaska Native from Fairbanks, who is part of a Calvin Klein campaign. According to a statement from the DOT, “It is in violation of Alaska Statute 19.25.075, which prohibits outdoor advertising along the State’s highways. We are currently confirming that the billboard is on private property, and then we will contact the property owner directly.”

The statement goes on to say that if the owner is unwilling to remove the billboard they will work through the process to have the billboard removed.

We reached out to Calvin Klein but as of news time have not heard back. We were able to conduct an interview with Potts about the campaign and billboard but after the interview she requested we not include it in our story.

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